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Thames & Kosmos hails the arrival of My City on UK shores

The hotly anticipated legacy game My City has finally landed in the UK, courtesy of the games specialist Thames & Kosmos. The family-oriented game has been developed by the world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia and was in the running for the Spiel des Jahres award which took place earlier this …

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Hasbro and Peppa Pig support Team GB with Tokyo Olympics children’s campaign

Hasbro has detailed a new collaboration with Team GB in the UK that will see Peppa Pig join the British Olympic team as a special children’s ambassador to get kids excited for the summer Olympics in Tokyo. The event has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, a move that was …

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STEAM focused entertainment brand GoldieBlox prepares for “rapid growth over coming years”

The toy firm turned media and entertainment powerhouse, GoldieBlox has made a suite of new appointments to its leadership team as the company prepares for rapid growth in the coming years, including further moves into the consumer products sector, led by its new EVP of operations and partnerships, Tim Erickson. …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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23 years on and finally we’re getting a James Cameron’s Titanic board game

It’s only taken 23 years to make happen, but news has finally surfaced that the 1997 James Cameron blockbuster film, Titanic, is getting its own board game. Not only that, but Spin Master Games will be launching the new title to the US market next month. Titanic: The Game will …

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Kennedy Publishing launches new five-weekly Hairdorables magazine

The popular Flair and Just Play fashion doll line, Hairdorables is making the leap to the children’s magazine market thanks to a new partnership with Kennedy Publishing. Under a new deal, the publishing house will now launch a five-weekly magazine featuring the diverse, fashion-forward characters. Based on the hit toy …

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Experiential production outfit Gamepath launches to the UK with immersive Monopoly deal

Gamepath, a new company dedicated to developing and staging experiential and live gameplay productions in partnership with leading global entertainment brands has launched into the UK. The new outfit will make its UK debut with the launch of an immersive Monopoly experience in collaboration with Hasbro. Further details of inaugural …

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Spin Master ‘encouraged by the revival of brick and mortars’ as it details post-lockdown plans

The global toy company Spin Master has struck a note of optimism for the course of the rest of the year, having outlined its plans to support its retail partners with stock, promotional plans and TV support for its most popular lines. The company has been ‘encouraged’ by the revival …

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